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Bryant's death hits hard for local teams
People gather at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. - photo by Associated Press
The news of the death of NBA great Kobe Bryant traveled around the world Sunday. Bryant died, along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash early Sunday morning just outside of Los Angeles.